UPDATE: The 57-year-old man who was reported missing has been located and is safe and sound, according to Nanaimo RCMP.
PREVIOUSLY POSTED: A Nanaimo man who went looking for an item he believed was stolen never returned from that search.
RCMP are asking for the public’s help to try to find a 57-year-old Nanaimo man, according to a press release.
Gerald McCauley hasn’t been seen nor heard from since the afternoon of Dec. 31, Nanaimo RCMP say.
“McCauley has significant medical issues and requires daily medication. As a result, his friends are extremely worried for his safety and well-being,” notes the release.
McCauley has lived in a van parked in a driveway downtown for the past two months, but on Dec. 31, he told a friend he was going out to look for a generator that he believed someone stole from him.
“Investigators have contacted all emergency shelters in Nanaimo and various other resources in the area but have been unable to locate him,” the release notes.
McCauley is Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, with salt and pepper hair and glasses. When last seen, he was wearing a black jacket over top of a black hoodie, blue jeans and black runners. He may be accompanied by a small Yorkshire Terrier named Tiko.
Anyone with information about the missing man’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2020-233.